January 2019


2019 Mid-Year Meeting

May 6-8 | Baltimore, MD

Keynote Speaker:
Daymond John
from ABC-TV’s
Shark Tank & 
Presidential Ambassador for 
Global Entrepreneurship

Sharpen your skills and join the discussion about the evolution of program business at the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting. Grow and improve your operation with access to more than 60 program carriers including London Markets, premier service providers, reinsurance support, program development and distribution resources, educational opportunities, and networking with 700+ program professionals.

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We appreciate feedback from our meeting evaluations but would like to offer you another opportunity to help shape the agenda for upcoming TMPAA events. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today with your workshop suggestions.

Calling all Program Administrators

Dean Thompson
CPL Challenge

Complete all the requirements for your CPL Designation prior to the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting or Annual Summit to receive $500 from Greg Thompson, Target University Dean. All program administrator members of the TMPAA who complete the coursework and meet the CPL requirements are eligible.

Click here to learn more about Target University, review CPL requirements, and sign up for courses.

For assistance with Target University, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Membership Development.


New Year's Resolution
Become a Best
Practice Agency

A core element of the Association’s mission is to promote excellence in Program Administration. Visit the Best Practice page of the TMPAA website to watch a short video and learn how you can gain recognition as a best-in-class operation at the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting.

New President

Chris Pesce is the President of Maritime Program Group, a Program Administrator providing a full range of recreational, ocean and inland marine insurance as well as high-net worth personal insurance products with premiums underwritten in excess of $130,000,000.  MPG’s programs are written through a national network of brokers and is headquartered in Westbrook, CT with additional offices and staff in FL, GA, MA, ME, NC, NH and NY. Chris has been at the helm of MPG since completing an internship there in 1995 while studying for his Bachelor degree at Saint Joseph’s College in NY.   

Chris also led the founding of a growing direct bill services company called Bill it Now. Bill it Now provides direct bill services primarily for Program Administrators and Insurance Carriers that trade in the program space.

View all members of the TMPAA Advisory Board.

New Site: Update your Organization's Info

Due to improvements in the member sections of the site, we ask that you review your organization's information to make sure it is complete and up-to-date. We sent out individual emails to the designated administrator for each company profile on the site. If you should be in charge of your company info, and did not receive an email with instructions, please contact us.  

Coming Soon!
A New & Improved

Program administrator members and agents looking for coverage can expect a new and improved Target Programs website in the coming months.

For members, Target Programs is a cost-effective way to reach more agents and write more business. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information about Target Programs and our Outlet Center package. 

Merlinos & Associates

Merlinos & Associates is a team of experienced insurance consultants and actuaries who have a strong understanding of program administrators and the work that they do. Our consultants regularly work with MGAs, MGUs, and fronting companies to provide program development, competitive analyses, regulatory correspondence, and rate filing support. We also help facilitate introductions to key players in the market that are important to the successful implementation and operation of insurance programs.

Contact: Mark Brannon
Consulting Actuary
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Happy New Year!

Target Markets remains the association dedicated to program administration.

Here are some Association resources to help you continue to grow and prosper this year:

Member News

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Instec Readies Insurers for New ISO Commercial Auto Class Plan 

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Alliant Hires Callahan as Senior Vice President in New York

Munich Re US Names Michael Kerner CEO of New Commercial Insurance Unit

AXIS Taps Markel Veteran as Senior Cyber Underwriter

National Partners PFco, a Premium Finance Company, to be Acquired by WebBank

New York’s SterlingRisk Insurance Hires DelPrete

Sompo International Forms Cyber Team, Expands Insurance Offering

Read more stories and submit your news today!

Promote your Program to 100,000 Agents

Start off 2019 with a new email marketing program. Contact us to discuss an e-ad package that fits your budget and reach more agents today!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (302) 268-1011 for more information.